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Encyclopedia > Walt Frazier
Walt Frazier
Walt Frazier working as Knicks announcer during a game.
Position(s):
Point guard
Jersey #(s):
10
Born: March 29, 1945 (1945-03-29) (age 62)
Atlanta, Georgia
Career information
Year(s): 1967-1980
NBA Draft: 1967 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
College: Southern Illinois
Professional teams
Career stats
Points     15,581
Assists     5,040
Steals     681
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Career highlights and awards
Basketball Hall of Fame

Walter "Clyde" Frazier (born March 29, 1945, in Atlanta, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently a spokesman for Just for Men hair products and a commentator for telecasts of New York Knicks games. The five tactical basketball positions normally employed by organized basketball teams are: point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, and center. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Atlanta redirects here. ... In an organised sports league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... The NBA Draft is an annual North American event in which the National Basketball Associations (NBA) thirty teams (29 in the United States and one in Canada) can select players who wish to join the league. ... 1967 NBA Draft Round One Round Two Categories: | ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC but usually just referred to as SIU) is located in Carbondale, Illinois. ... Knicks redirects here. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The slam dunk by LeBron James is a field goal worth 2 points. ... In basketball, an assist is attributed to a player who passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score by field goal, meaning that he or she was assisting in the basket. ... In basketball, a steal occurs when a defensive player legally deflects and controls, catches, or bats to a teammate a pass or dribble of an offensive player. ... Knicks redirects here. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Atlanta redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... NBA redirects here. ... Just for Men is a hair coloring product designed for men manufactured by Combe Incorporated. ... Knicks redirects here. ...

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High school and colleges

The eldest of nine children, Frazier attended Atlanta's Howard High School. He quarterbacked the football team and played catcher on the baseball team. He learned basketball on a rutted and dirt playground, the only facility available at his all-black school in the racially segregated South of the 1950s. After having a great career at Howard, Frazier attended Southern Illinois University. Although he was offered other scholarships for his football skills, Frazier accepted a basketball offer from Southern Illinois University. Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC but usually just referred to as SIU) is located in Carbondale, Illinois. ...


Frazier wasted no time in becoming one of the premier collegiate basketball players in the country. He was named a Division II All-American in 1964 and 1965. In 1965, Frazier led SIU to the NCAA Division II Tournament only to lose in the finals to Evansville 85-82 in overtime. In 1966, he was academically ineligible for basketball. Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... NCAA redirects here. ... The University of Evansville (UE) is a small (approximately 2400 students), private university located in Evansville, Indiana. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1967, with Frazier playing at point guard, SIU won the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), beating Marquette University 71-56. Frazier was named MVP of the 1967 tournament. Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is a mens college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States of America. ...


There was also controversy about SIU's "small school" status which kept them out of the equally prestigious NCAA tournament.[1]


Professional career

Frazier was selected by the New York Knicks with the 5th pick in the 1967 NBA Draft and played for them during which time he picked up the nickname "Clyde" because he wore a similar hat to Warren Beatty who played Clyde Barrow in the 1967 movie Bonnie and Clyde. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team in 1968. He was an NBA All-Star seven times (and was named MVP of the 1975 All-Star Game), was named to the All-NBA First Team four times, the All-NBA Second Team twice, and the All-Defensive First Team seven times. With Frazier, the Knicks captured the NBA championships in 1970 and 1973. Knicks redirects here. ... 1967 NBA Draft Round One Round Two Categories: | ... Henry Warren Beatty (born March 30, 1937), better known as Warren Beatty, is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. ... Bonnie and Clyde clowning. ... Lauren steiger, born in 1992 at Royal Womens hospital started acting and modelling at the age of 2 and is now currently 15 working in Milan on the catwalks. ... Bonnie and Clyde (1967) is a film about Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, bank robbers who roamed the central United States during the Great Depression. ... The NBA All-Rookie Team is a set of annual awards recognizing the top rookies in the National Basketball Association. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... The 1969-70 NBA Season was the 24th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1972-73 NBA Season was the 27th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Frazier ended his career as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


Frazier held Knicks franchise records for most games (759), minutes played (28,995), field goals attempted (11,669), field goals made (5,736), free throws attempted (4,017), free throws made (3,145), assists (4,791) and points (14,617). Center Patrick Ewing would eventually break most of those records, but Frazier's assists record still stands. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ...


Frazier was also one of the first players to make stealing the ball an art form. He would make sudden steals and surprise the offense. When asked about his defensive success, he answered that he did not believe in contact defense. Instead, he defended in such a manner that it appeared he was not playing defense. When he did so, the offensive player was often tricked into letting his guard down whereby Frazier would steal the ball with his quick hands.


Broadcasting career

Frazier currently works as a color commentator alongside Mike Breen for MSG Network telecasts of Knicks games. He is known for catch phrases including: Mike Breen(born June 26, 1965) is a play-by-play commentator for the NBA on ABC. He also works NBA games for ESPN, and was formerly a play-by-play announcers for New York Giants preseason games, as well as for regular season NFL games on both FOX and... The Madison Square Garden Network, now shortened to simply MSG, is a regional cable television and radio network serving the New York City area. ...

  • "dishing and swishing"[2]
  • "swooping and hooping"[2]
  • "bounding and astounding"[2]
  • "movin' and groovin'"[2]
  • "out-muscling and out-hustling"[2]
  • "shaking and baking"[2]
  • "spinning and winning"[2]
  • "posting and toasting"[2]
  • "stumbling and bumbling"[2]
  • "banking and thanking"[2]
  • "wheeling and dealing"[2]
  • "driving and mesmerizing"[2]
  • "hustling and muscling"[2]
  • "huffing and puffing"[2]
  • "running and stunning"[2]
  • "stopping and popping"[2]
  • "slamming and jamming"[2]
  • "styling and profiling"[2]
  • "hanging and banging"[2]
  • "It don't mean a thing, If you don't have that swing"[2]
  • "The court is 50 feet wide, not wide enough for Houston"[2]
  • "[insert player here] beginning to percolate"[2]
  • "all the Knicks with the knack tonight"[2]
  • "matador D"[2]
  • "swiss cheese defense"
  • "precocious neophyte"

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Honors

Walt Frazier's #10 jersey was retired by the New York Knicks on December 15, 1979. Knicks redirects here. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


In 1987, Walt Frazier was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame along with Pete Maravich and Rick Barry. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... Peter Press Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988) was a Serb-American basketball player known for his dazzling ballhandling, incredible shooting abilities, and creative passing. ... Richard (Rick) Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944, in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American former professional basketball player. ...


In 1996, he was elected to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (commonly referred to as the NBAs 50th Anniversary All-Time Team) were chosen in 1996 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to comprise the fifty best and most influential players...


Notes

  1. ^ http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,902001,00.html
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x The Walt "Clyde" Frazier Dictionary

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NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player
1975
Succeeded by
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ESPN Classic - NBA All-Star Profile: Walt Frazier (202 words)
Walt Frazier, who went Southern Illinois, began his NBA career in 1967 when the New York Knicks selected him in the first round of the draft.
Frazier, who was nicknamed "Clyde," could not only score, but was adept at passing and also a fierce defender.
Frazier was elected to the Hall of fame in 1987.
Walt-Frazier.com (263 words)
Although best known as an outstanding defensive player, Frazier averaged 21.7 points a game in 1970/71 to become the first guard ever to lead the team in scoring.
The Knicks won two NBA championships, in 1970 and 1973, during Frazier's ten seasons with the team.
Frazier was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1977 and he spent two seasons there before retiring.
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